Tuesday 12 July 2022

BLOG TOUR: The Measure - Nikki Erlick

Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.

It seems like just another morning.

You make a cup of tea. Check the news. Open the front door.

On your doorstep is a box.

Inside the box is the exact number of years you have left to live.

The same box appears on every doorstep across the world.

Do you open yours?

What did I think?

The Measure has to be one of the most unusual books I've ever read with an incredibly thought-provoking dilemma at its heart.  If there was a way to find out, would you want to know how long you have to live?

Mysterious boxes are delivered across the world to everyone over the age of 22 on one single day and each box contains a string.  The length of the string tells you how long you have left to live.  Where did the boxes come from?  Who sent them?  Would you open yours?

Told from the perspectives of eight fascinating characters with a mixture of long and short strings as well as unknown lengths in unopened boxes, this is a book that really tugs at the heartstrings.  So much so, that I actually cried at the end.  I didn't realise how deeply invested I was in the book and I totally didn't expect to experience such strong emotions.

The Measure is sure to be the book that everyone is talking about this year so do not miss it!  I can't stop thinking about it, long after I turned the final, soggy, tear-stained page.  Nikki Erlick is an exciting new talent to hit our bookshelves and her stunning, mind-blowing debut novel is very highly recommended.

I received an ARC to read and review for the blog tour; this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:

Nikki Erlick’s writing has appeared on the websites of New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post. She graduated Harvard University summa cum laude and is a former editor of The Harvard Crimson. She earned a master's degree in Global Thought from Columbia University. The Measure is her debut novel. 

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